Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Salary: 19,190 - 20,770 per annum pro-rata;
Location: Fife

Closing date: 14 October 2016

Our youngest citizens need YOU!

As the leading national charity in the early years sector, we are passionate about Scotland’s children having the best possible start in life and we need a very special person who shares our vision.



  • 35 hours per week over 44 weeks per annum (8 week non-working period over the summer)
  • £19,190 - £20,770 per annum pro-rata; paid monthly including during the non-working period
  • Home based with travel throughout the Fife area. Applicants should have own transport insured for business use.
  • 20 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter, pro-rata (additional to the non-working period)
  • 12 public holidays are recognised by EYS per annum pro-rata
  • Qualifications:  Applicants’ qualifications must be consistent with those required to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. Early Education and Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development)          

This combined post offers guaranteed variety with unique challenges and opportunities at every turn and no two days alike!

  • The Development and Support Officer element will support and advise early years settings (such as playgroups and Parent and Toddler groups) to offer curriculum and business support and ensure that they are equipped to stay afloat, compliant and thriving.
  • The Early Years Practitioner element will involve the direct delivery of play and learning sessions and workshops, such as baby massage and baby sensory sessions, with very young children and their families.

We will invest in you by:

  • valuing and being responsive to your ideas and creativity in developing our services and your role
  • providing continual professional development opportunities within working hours that will enhance your experience, performance and career profile.

How do our staff feel about working in Early Years Scotland (EYS)?

 “The term-time post really suited my life style of being a working mum and having 2 young children at school and nursery”

 “Now that I am settled into EYS after being here over 1 year, I absolutely love my role. The team I work with are so helpful and very enthusiastic about what we do at EYS”

If you like the sound of this diverse and stimulating post, then please consider applying as that very special person we are looking for could well be you!


Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 14 October 2016

Application packs can be downloaded, please click on the APPLY button  now.

Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered.

For more information, please contact Gail Squires on 0 1 4 1 241 6008.


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